Tops Article

Subject Illusions Table of Contents



1970

  • Article 1 - December 1970, Contracts

    1971

  • Article 2 - January 1971,Summer Resorts
  • Article 3 - February 1971,Routining
  • Article 4 - May 1971, Subject:Illusions
  • Article 5 - June 1971, Opening Production Number
  • Article 6 - July 1971, Shredder Illusion
  • Article 7 - August 1971, Aerial Broom Suspension, Canvas Covered Box
  • Article 8 - October 1971, The Great International Magic Show Act
  • Article 9 - November 1971, Where & How To Get Illusions
  • Article 10 - December 1971, Using Smoke With Illusions

    1972

  • Article 11 - January 1972, Illusions Inventors & Copyrights
  • Article 12 - February 1972, Richiardi's Festival of Magic & Witchcraft
  • Article 13 - March 1972, Buzz Saw Illusion
  • Article 14 - May 1972, Modern Cabinet
  • Article 15 - June 1972, Richard Berry "Marko"

    1973

  • Article 16 - January 1973, Why Do Illusions
  • Article 17 - February 1973, Not What You Do but How You Do It
  • Article 18 - March 1973, Zig Zag Illusion
  • Article 19 - May 1973, No One Else Can Be You
  • Article 20 - August 1973, Using Video To Rehearse Your Act

    1986

  • Article 21 - May 1986, Why Do Illusions
  • Article 22 - June 1986, How I Use Workshop Plans
  • Article 23 - July 1986, Magic at Theme Parks
  • Article 24 - August 1986, Guillotine Illusions
  • Article 25 - October 1986, Amusement Park Shows
  • Article 26 - November 1986, Suspension Illusions
  • Article 27 - December 1986, Best Material is Original Material

    1987

  • Article 28 - January 1987, Levitation Illusions Aga, Asrah, Astro...
  • Article 29 - February 1987, Pyrotechnics & Illusions
  • Article 30 - March 1987, Modern Cabinet Illusion
  • Article 31 - April 1987, Impaled Illusion
  • Article 32 - May 1987, Top 4 Practical Illusions
  • Article 33 - June 1987, Costume Trunk Mystery Illusion
  • Article 34 - July 1987, Outdoor Sound Systems
  • Article 35 - August 1987, Mismade Girl Illusion
  • Article 36 - November 1987, Who Invented the Mismade Lady
  • Article 37 - December 1987, Time Line of the Mismade Lady

    1988

  • Article 38 - January 1988, Girl Without A Middle Illusion
  • Article 39 - February 1988, Wardrobe & Costumes
  • Article 40 - March 1988, Hindu Basket Illusion
  • Article 41 - April 1988, Feedback On The Mismade Girl Articles
  • Article 42 - May 1988, David Copperfield Specials
  • Article 43 - June 1988, Transporting & Shipping Illusions
  • Article 44 - July 1988, Cremation Illusion
  • Article 45 - August 1988, An Issue with Clowns
  • Article 46 - November 1988, Clowns Return Fire
  • Article 47 - December 1988, Christmas & Halloween Illusions

    1989

  • Article 48 - January 1989, Quoting A Show Price
  • Article 49 - February 1989, Temple of Benares
  • Article 50 - March 1989, Blaneys Ladder Levitation
  • Article 51 - May 1989, Alice Thru Looking Glass
  • Article 52 - June 1989, Sound Systems
  • Article 53 - August 1989, Barricaded Barrels Illusion
  • Article 54 - November 1989, Backstage Illusion
  • Article 55 - December 1989, Asrah Levitations

    1990

  • Article 56 - January 1990, Portable Asrah Levitations
  • Article 57 - February 1990, Canvas Covered Box
  • Article 58 - March 1990, Contracts & Riders
  • Article 59 - April 1990, Buzz Saw
  • Article 60 - June 1990, Siegfried & Roy
  • Article 61 - July 1990, Tie in Material
  • Article 62 - October 1990, More Tie in Material
  • Article 63 - November 1990, Chests of Mystery
  • Article 64 - December 1990, Exposure

    1991

  • Article 65 - March 1991, S.A.M & I.B.M
  • Article 66 - April 1991, Mega Magic
  • Article 67 - May 1991, Where Do The Ducks Go
  • Article 68 - June 1991, Magicians Insurance
  • Article 69 - July 1991, Alice Thru Looking Glass
  • Article 70 - November 1991, Flash Appearance
  • Article 71 - December 1991, What You Should Know About Illusions

    1992

  • Article 72 - January 1992, Geometric Illusion
  • Article 73 - February 1992, The Pendragons
  • Article 74 - March 1992, Tabouret Illusion
  • Article 75 - April 1992, Copperfield Lawsuit & TV Editing
  • Article 76 - May 1992, Difficulties In A Major Production
  • Article 77 - June 1992, Artwork & Promoting Your Act
  • Article 78 - July 1992, Lightbulbs Thru Woman
  • Article 79 - October 1992, Halloween Illusion Show
  • Article 80 - November 1992, Illusions In The Night Review

    1993

  • Article 81 - January 1993, Special Effects & Smoke Machines
  • Article 82 - February 1993, Collectors Workshop Sidekick Prop
  • Article 83 - April 1993, Copperfield Special & Harary Illusions
  • Article 84 - October 1993, Dream Vision & Eye of the Needle Illusions
  • Article 85 - November 1993, Orb Illusion & Confetti Cannons
  • Article 86 - December 1993, The Great International Magic Show

    1994

  • Article 87 - February 1994, A Quartet of Illusions
  • Article 88 - June 1994, Preparing for a Convention Appearance
  • Article 89 - October 1994, What We Did Right, and Wrong
  • Article 90 - November 1994, Naming 5 Magicians
  • Article 91 - December 1994, Final New Tops Issue

    2009

  • Article 92 - June 2009, The Bryce Screen
  • Article 93 - July 2009, Abbotts Spectacular Finale
  • Article 94 - August 2009, Where Have All the Kids Gone?
  • Article 95 - September 2009, He Said, He Said - Seebach vs Harary
  • Article 96 - October 2009, The Get-Together Vent-O-Rama
  • Article 97 - December 2009, Holiday Illusions

    2010

  • Article 98 - Jan 2010, According to Mr. Reynolds
  • Article 99 - Feb 2010, I'm Trying to Remember
  • Article 100 - Mar 2010, One Hundred... and Counting/Tabouret Illusion
  • Article 101 - Apr 2010, Temple of Benares
  • Article 102 - June 2010, Speech Speech
  • Article 103 - Sept 2010, Summer of 72

    2011

  • Article 104 - Oct 2011, Illusions in the Night



  • Abbotts 80th Birthday
    ABBOTT'S 80TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

    Colon Michigan, the Magic Capital of the World will be the place to be August 6-9 2014 as Abbott Magic Company will be celebrating its 80th Birthday during the annual Get Together!

    Some of the Events Scheduled
  • ABBOTTS 80TH BIRTHDAY PARTY
  • VEGAS QUALITY EVENING SHOWS
  • FRIDAY CLOSEUP SHOW
  • SATURDAY MATINEE
  • 8 LECTURES
  • COLON CRAFT FAIR
  • HUGE FIREWORK SHOW
  • HISTORIC MUSEUM MAGIC EXHIBIT
  • STREET PERFORMERS
  • TALENT CONTEST
  • GUINESS WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT

    Whether you are a magician, amateur, or just someone who loves good magic this is the event for you and your family this summer. Many of the biggest names in magic will be participating including Joshua Jay, Losander, Nelson Illusion, Chris Mitchell, Shoot Ogawa, Pat Davison, Greg Gleason, John Shryock, George Schindler, and Fred Becker just to mention a few. Find out more about these entertainers and many others at our Performers Page.

    For those who are new to magic or at least magic in Colon Mi be sure to visit our History Page. There you will find the best representation of us with 5000 pictures from past Get Togethers including performances, stories, awards, programs, and posters. Remember, if it doesn't have plenty of history its not Abbott's! For those who have been here before prepare for an event to remember as Abbott Magic begins its 9th decade in style.

    While we are defined by our history, we strive for the future. Some of the best magicians and entertainers under 25 years old will be performing at Tuesday's evening show including Matt Schick, Bill Cook, Timothy Cripe, Mabelle, Sharii Nelson, and Trigg Magic! On Friday morning magicians will get a chance to perform in front of a real stage audience at our Talent Contest. They will work with our professional stage crew, the absolute best in the business, and compete for cash prizes in the same event where Franz Harary, Lance Burton, and Mac King participated as teens. Everyone is a winner because the experience you gain from performing in a magic competition is priceless!

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